Beach town in sand dunes battle sues New Jersey for $21M


              Lines cut into the sand dunes by erosion in North Wildwood N.J. are evident in this Jan. 5, 2023 photo. North Wildwood, which is defying a state order not to do emergency repairs to its eroded beach, is suing New Jersey for $21 million, asserting it has spent that amount trucking sand in to widen its beaches in the absence of a government beach replenishment project. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Large chunks of the sand dune on a beach in North Wildwood, N.J. are missing in this Jan. 5, 2023 photo. North Wildwood, which is defying a state order not to do emergency repairs to its eroded beach, is suing New Jersey for $21 million, asserting it has spent that amount trucking sand in to widen its beaches in the absence of a government beach replenishment project. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Steel panels to be used in a proposed bulkhead project sit on the beach in North Wildwood, N.J. on Jan. 5, 2023. North Wildwood, which is defying a state order not to do emergency repairs to its eroded beach, is suing New Jersey for $21 million, asserting it has spent that amount trucking sand in to widen its beaches in the absence of a government beach replenishment project. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              A beachgoer takes a photo of a severely eroded dune in North Wildwood, N.J. on Jan. 5, 2023 where a ramp down to the beach used to exist but now dead-ends in mid-air. North Wildwood, which is defying a state order not to do emergency repairs to its eroded beach, is suing New Jersey for $21 million, asserting it has spent that amount trucking sand in to widen its beaches in the absence of a government beach replenishment project. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Survey work by a crew from Stockton University measures the countours of an eroded beach in North Wildwood, N.J. on Oct. 25, 2022. On Jan. 4, 2023, the city asked a judge to force the state environmental protection department to pay it $21 million to cover the cost of trucking in sand over the past decade. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Patrick Rosenello, mayor of North Wildwood, N.J., points out erosion along his city's coastline on Oct. 25, 2022. On Jan. 4, 2023, the city asked a judge to force the state environmental protection department to pay it $21 million to cover the cost of trucking in sand over the past decade. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Significant erosion is shown in this Oct. 25, 2022 photo of a beach in North Wildwood N.J. On Jan. 4, 2023, the city asked a judge to force the state environmental protection department to pay it $21 million to cover the cost of trucking in sand over the past decade. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Beach town in sand dunes battle sues New Jersey for $21M